Australian Football Celebrating the history of the great Australian game


Key Facts

Full name
Andrew Gowers

Known as
Andrew Gowers

11 April 1969 (age 54)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 41d
Last game: 30y 97d

Height and weight
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 85 kg

Senior clubs
Hawthorn; Brisbane

Jumper numbers
Hawthorn: 16
Brisbane: 8

Recruited from
Hawthorn (1995)

Family links
Trevor Gowers (Father)Billy Gowers (Son)

Andrew Gowers

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV

AFL: 9,955th player to appear, 1,486th most games played, 1,694th most goals kickedHawthorn: 720th player to appear, 172nd most games played, 119th most goals kickedBrisbane: 129th player to appear, 121st most games played, 165th most goals kicked

Andrew Gowers hailed from Xavier College and developed into a handy player for Hawthorn after making his senior VFL debut in 1988. Used mainly as a wingman during the first half of his career he later proved eminently capable of holding down a key position. The Hawks' victorious grand final of 1991 against West Coast was among the 89 V/AFL games played by Gowers by the time he transferred to Brisbane in 1995. He spent five seasons with the Bears/Lions but a succession of injuries limited him to 51 senior games.

Andrew Gowers' father Trevor Gowers played 24 senior games for Richmond during the 1960s while his son Billy Gowers is, as of 2019, on the playing list of the Western Bulldogs.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby and Jim Main


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.